FDG PET Appearance of "Cannonball" Pulmonary Metastases

Murali Meka, Srinivas Bommireddipalli, Jonathan Killam, Peeyush Bhargava, E. Gordon Depuey

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We present the case of a 67-year-old woman with a recent tissue diagnosis of endometrial cancer whose FDG PET scan exhibited multiple hypermetabolic foci through out both the lungs. Contemporaneously acquired conventional radiolographs showed parenchymal nodules that demonstrated the classic "cannon ball" appearance of pulmonary metastases. Pulmonary metastasis from an endometrial primary is a rare event, as are the presence of pulmonary findings at the time of initial staging. Thus, this case demonstrates rare, and yet, distinctive aspects of the disease presentation and image correlation across the various imaging modalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number152
Pages (from-to)152
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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